Do You Ice an injury? Should you?

No matter what conflicting reports or headlines you’ve come across in the last few years telling you “NOT TO ICE” . . . the truth is there’s no definitive research that supports completely discontinuing the use of localized cryotherapy with your patients or athletes. There are definitely some claims that have been made over the years with regards to ice’s …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Exercise Series for Enhanced Dynamic Shoulder Control

EXERCISE SERIES FOR ENHANCED DYNAMIC SHOULDER CONTROL IN THE OVERHEAD THROWING ATHLETE Kevin E. Wilk, DPT, PT I AJ. Yenchak, DPT, PT, CSCS, I Christopher A. ArrigoI James R. Andrews, M.D THE THROWER’S TEN PROGRAM Why should your overhead athletes use the Thrower’s Ten Program? The answer is very simple…Because it works! This comprehensive program encompasses exercises for the entire …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

5 Ways to Incorporate Sports Techniques with Prenatal Patients

Women often seek out chiropractic care during their pregnancies. One of the main reasons for this is that if they are having musculoskeletal pain, their Obstetrician or Midwife generally has very limited options for conventional medical treatment. They are less likely to prescribe medication, which presents an amazing opportunity for us as chiropractors. What initially began as a strange combination …

Dr. Lisa Goodman

DC, CCSP, CACCP, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Pediatric Certified, Prenatal Certified

The Appendix may be more important than we thought.

To be or not to be? When it comes to the appendix, that seems to be the question. The appendix has been called a vestigial organ, but that interpretation may be changing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appendix_(anatomy) We were taught in school that the appendix seemed to have no apparent purpose and should absolutely be removed if inflamed. This still seems to be the …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Breathing Techniques to Access Your Performance Potential

Accessing your 100 percent performance potential requires you to have a good breathing practice. We typically only become conscious of our breathing when we are breathing hard or can’t breathe at all. But adding in a breath practice before, during and after competition and training can help performance and recovery. It can also make you a healthier, more conscious athlete, …

Brian Mackenzie

Founder & Creative Director at Power Speed Endurance, Co-Founder of SportsFuel, Co-Founder XPT Life

ACA and APTA Collaborate on Dry Needling Code

Here’s a recent update from the ACA on the current status of a CPT code for Dry Needling. ACA and APTA Collaborate on Dry Needling Code Following a successful nine-year collaboration between the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a new CPT® code for dry needling will likely be available to providers sometime in late …

Sue Falsone PT

Sue Falsone

PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the US

Part 2: Understanding The Impact of Power on Photobiomodulation (PBM)

In Part 1 of this laser forum, we discussed the basic terms related to the physics of laser therapy. Here we will cover the significant role irradiance (power density) and dosage (energy density) plays in 3 concepts pertinent to photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy. Higher irradiance allows more photons to be applied at depth for a given wavelength. Please refer to the image below …

Mark Callanen

Mark Callanen

PT, DPT, OCS

The Throwers Ten Program

Why should your overhead athletes use the Thrower’s Ten Program? The answer is simple: Because it works! This comprehensive program encompasses exercises for the entire throwing arm as well as the body. The exercises in the program have been carefully chosen because when performed in combination they 1) improve muscular strength and 2) decrease arm fatigue, reducing the risk of …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews wants young athletes to STOP

I have been very blessed in my career to learn and work with some of the very best in sports medicine. It is always humbling to see professionals at this level so passionate about helping to reduce injuries in youth athletics. Therapists, doctors and parents of athletes and coaches, this is a must watch and a must read about Dr. James Andrews. …

Trent Nessler PT TheraBand ACL Kits

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

Treatments for Low Back Pain—Time for a Change

Insurer Coverage of Nonpharmacological Treatments for Low Back Pain—Time for a Change Christine M. Goertz, DC, PhD; Steven Z. George, PT, PhD JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(6):e183037. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.3037 Low back pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek medical care and is highly correlated with opioid use.1Both factors have contributed to a major public health crisis resulting from opioid overuse and …

Dr. Christine Goertz

D.C., Ph.D., COO Spine IQ